The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a win over the best defensive team in the NFC. They and will be trying to knock off the best offensive team in the conference. This, when the Eagles take on the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional round of the playoffs. The game will be played on Sunday, January 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It is scheduled to begin at 4:40 PM. ET. Current Eagles Saints odds have New Orleans favored by 8 points. Also today a Nick Foles update below. Are you fans ready to get busy?
Remember the back injury to Carson Wentz? The Philadelphia Eagles had to go into the playoffs with Nick Foles as their starter. After their big win over the Bears, they are hoping Foles can lead them on another Super Bowl run.
Furthermore, despite Foles’ late game heroics, the defense deserves the credit for their win over the Bears. This is because they were able to keep the Bears out of the end zone until the fourth quarter. When they gave up their only touchdown of the day.
The Eagles will need another impressive performance from their defense against Drew Brees and the Saints offense. Brees led the league in scoring this season.
Also, if the Eagles want to win this game, they will need to get their ground game going. This is after rushing for 42 total yards against the Bears.
Nick Foles Update
The Saints will be going into this game with a lot of confidence because they beat the Eagles convincingly in their meeting during the regular season, 48-7. Even though the Eagles are playing well at the moment, their defense still gives up big plays and their offense has been one-dimensional for most of the season.
The Saints will also need to run the ball effectively against the Eagles so they can tire out the defense and keep their offense off the field. They will need another big game from Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who ran for 174 combined yards and had three total touchdowns against the Eagles in their first meeting.
If their offense can move the ball effectively and their defense contains Foles, the Saints should be able to get the win over the Eagles.
The Saints are favored to win this game by nine points. The over/under on total points scored is 51.
The Saints looked impressive in their win over the Eagles during the regular season, but they were red-hot at the time and the Eagles were struggling. This time around, expect a much closer game. Take the Eagles +9 and the over.